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By Adam Thompson | | 3 mins

New York Jets NFL Draft Odds: Edge Rusher Off The Board First?

New York Jets NFL Draft Odds: Edge Rusher Off The Board First?
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The New York Jets won four games in 2021. They not only ranked in the bottom six in total offense and total defense, but 27th or worse in basically everything except passing offense – and that was because they had to throw the ball way too often due to deficits.

Everything except quarterback is on the table when the Jets hit a critical 2022 NFL Draft. New York owns two of the top 10 picks and nine picks in the first five rounds.

Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has revealed who he thinks the New York Jets are most likely to choose with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

New York Jets 1st Round Pick Odds (No.4)

PlayerCollegeOdds
Ahmad Gardner, CBCincinnati+350
Kayvon Thibodeaux, EdgeOregon+450
Kyle Hamilton, SNotre Dame+500
Ikem Ekwonu, TNC State+500
Derek Stingley, CBLSU+500
The FieldN/A+950

Odds are projected and do not reflect any odds that may be available at legal betting sites or betting apps.

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Who Will The Jets Take In The NFL Draft?

New York is available around +15000 to win Super Bowl 57 on NFL futures markets, among the highest of the high. Only the Texans have higher odds. Suffice to say, anyone picked at No. 4 overall should immediately make an impact.

The Jets were in the market for offensive line, but that need slightly diminished with the free agency addition of top-tier guard Laken Tomlinson. Offensive tackle can always be upgraded; George Fant and Mekhi Becton are the only starter-potential OTs. Becton, especially, hasn’t played well enough or stayed healthy enough to be counted upon.

The running back and wide receiver units aren’t close to “playoff worthy” units right now. There is no RB worthy of the No. 4 overall pick – or No. 10. The Jets could get a top-tier WR with their second first-rounder.

Defensively, the Jets ranked bottom-four in 2021 vs. both the run and the pass. In other words, everywhere could use an upgrade. Cornerback is an area of need for any competent NFL team, using a No. 4 overall pick isn’t out of the question.

Ahmad Gardner Odds To Join The New York Jets

How good was Gardner at Cincinnati? For starters, he didn’t allow a single touchdown in three years – and that is only the second most-ridiculous stat of his time in college. Last year his QB rating allowed was lower than if the QB would have simply thrown all incomplete passes.

Complete List of Jets 2022 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 4)
  • Round 1 (Pick 10 from SEA)
  • Round 2 (Pick 35)
  • Round 2 (Pick 38 from CAR)
  • Round 3 (Pick 69)
  • Round 4 (Pick 111 from CAR)
  • Round 4 (Pick 117 from MIN)
  • Round 5 (Pick 146)
  • Round 5 (Pick 163 from PIT)
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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been estabilshed as one of the nation's premier NFL and MLB handicappers, and his horse racing and PGA picks have produced major winners over the last 12 months.